Vard has secured a new contract for the design and construction of a stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske in Norway. The contract value is approximately NOK400 million (US$50 million).
With a length of 80 metres and a beam of 17 metres, the new stern trawler will feature Vard’s newly developed catch handling solution with a live fish tank to keep the fish in healthy conditions until processing, an advanced fish factory, high cargo capacity for refrigerated and frozen fish, as well as ensilage tanks for storing of heads and guts to secure full utilisation of biomass from the catch.
The vessel will have both diesel mechanical and diesel electric propulsion, combined with batteries and Vard’s energy storage and power management systems for power optimisation.
Delivery of the vessel is scheduled from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in 2020. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania.
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